Army Indigenous community

Army supports the Australian Government’s Closing the Gap commitment made in 2008 to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians. 

Army Indigenous Strategy

Army Indigenous Initiatives

The Australian Army is committed to supporting the Whole of Australian Government ‘Closing the Gap’ Strategy and the Defence Reconciliation Action Plan (D-RAP) 2019 - 2022.
Honouring Warrior Spirits

Honouring Warrior Spirits

The service and sacrifice of the Australian Army’s Indigenous soldiers from WW1 are commemorated in a new documentary, Honouring Warrior Spirits, which has been released for National Reconciliation Week 2019.
Army's First Indigenous Elder

Army's first Indigenous Elder

The Army’s inaugural Indigenous Elder, Uncle Roy Mundine, was appointed by CA Lt-Gen David Morrison at a ceremony in Canberra on April 18.
Army’s second Indigenous Elder Aunty Lorraine Hatton, OAM

Army's second Indigenous Elder

Aunty Lorraine is a Quandamooka Elder of the Noonuccal and Ngughi tribes in South-East Queensland. Enlisting into the Royal Australian Signals Corps, Aunty Lorraine maintained a distinguished and successful career serving 20 years in the Australian Army.
Army Indigenous Initiatives

Army Indigenous Engagement

The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme, Regional Force Surveillance Units and Australian Army Cadets are three important initiatives that support and employ Army's Indigenous community.
The Army Indigenous Lapel Pin

The Army Indigenous Lapel Pin

The Army Indigenous Lapel Pin was designed in 2011 to promote Army’s commitment to Indigenous Australians and celebrate the long and proud history of Indigenous service in Army.
Indigenous flag amongst others

Army Indigenous Service

In 2014, the NAIDOC Week theme was ‘Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond’. This offered an opportunity for us to acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have served with distinction in Australia’s military engagements over the past 100 years.

Here are a few of the many stories of Indigenous service.
Useful Reference Links

Useful Reference Links

Army has always valued its Indigenous Community; to further support the Indigenous Community, Army has put together this reference link page.